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A Fire That Blazed In The Ocean : Gandhi And The Poems Of Satyagraha In South Africa, 1909-1911

Surendra Bhana and Neelima Shukla - Bhatt, Bibliophile South Asia, 2011, 300 p, ISBN : 9789380188133, $33.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Fire That Blazed In The Ocean : Gandhi And The Poems Of Satyagraha In South Africa, 1909-1911This book publishes 35 poems that appeared in the Gujurati section of the Indian Opinion from 1909 to 1911.  The Indian Opinion was a newspaper edited by Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) while he was in South Africa.  Most of them were composed by Indians in South Africa who took part in the satyagraha movement (1906-1914) or were close observers.  A few came from poets in India.  All the poems were printed in Gujurati even though some were originally in Urdu or Hindi.  The two leading contributors were Sheik Mahtab and Ambaram Thaker.  Two poems are in English.
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